When Rylie was a newborn she ate every 4 hours, even during the night. She would have a bottle at 10PM and then again at 2AM and 6AM. It was pretty much the same every night. When she was about a month old I woke up and looked at the clock and it was after 6AM. When I realized that she hadn’t woken me up at 2, I panicked. I don’t think my feet even touched the floor as I flew out of my bed and ran into her room. In the split second it took me to get there, I had horrible thoughts that she wasn’t going to be breathing. I just about ripped her out of her bed, but then something came over me and I calmly just looked at her for a second and saw her chest rising. The tears just poured from my eyes. In fact, I’m getting a little teary eyed just typing this. Because I was scared. Scared like I have never been in my life.
How many other moms has that happened to? I have to imagine I’m not the only one. I haven’t met too many new parents that didn’t worry about SIDS, even if it was just in the back of their mind.
After that night, Rylie started sleeping through the night every night. But I didn’t. I was still up all night checking on her. It was ridiculous. Then I found out about the Angelcare Monitor. And I was able to sleep again.
What a great product! It senses even the slightest movement coming from your baby, so you will always know that they are breathing. It is super easy to use, too. You just put the sensor pad underneath their crib mattress and plug it in. It is also a great sound monitor. We had a different monitor before we got the Angelcare, and we always had problems with interference. Oh, and you couldn’t get a cell phone near the thing. We have never had any issues with interference or feedback with the Angelcare. It has crystal clear sound. You can set it to be voice activated so you don’t have to hear white noise. It will just come on when your baby makes noise.
The only downfall to this monitor is false alarms. I guess the second scariest time of my life was when we had that first false alarm with Rylie. Again, my feet didn’t touch the floor. But she was just scrunched up in the corner of her crib. The sensor pad just didn’t pick up her tiny little body way over there. We have had one false alarm with Bryce, but now that he is so much bigger, I don’t anticipate having many more. But I’ll take the false alarms that come along with having that peace of mind every night.
Bottom line is that I love this product! I think every new parent should have one.
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